Southern Garden History Society regularly publishes events held by nonprofits and organizations that are of interest to our members. These events include symposiums, lectures and tours that provide participants with a greater appreciation of garden history and restoration.

Requests for listings in our events calendar should be sent to Peggy Cornett, Magnolia editor.



April 25-December 31, 2018

“Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens”
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA

This exhibition is presented in combination with the publication of a new University of Press book by the same title co-authored by Staci L. Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy with photographs by James R. Lockhart. Through photographs, postcards, landscape plans, and manuscripts, Seeking Eden highlights the importance of historic gardens in Georgia’s past as well as their value and meaning within the state’s 21st-century communities. Dating from the mid-18th century to the early 20th century, these publicly and privately owned gardens include antebellum parterres, Colonial Revival gardens, Country Place Era landscapes, rock gardens, historic town squares, and college campuses. This exhibition combines beautiful contemporary photographs with historic photographs, postcards, landscape plans, and manuscripts to explore the significant impact of the women who envisioned and nurtured many of these special places; the role of professional designers, and the influence of the garden club movement in Georgia in the early 20th century. Visit:


October 18, 2018

Amy Stewart: “Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities”
Cherokee Garden Library
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA

Author Amy Stewart shares her diabolical tales of the dark and mysterious side of the plant kingdom. Combining history, medicine, science, and legend, Stewart’s Wicked Plants entertains, enlightens, and at times, alarms. The A to Z compendium of “bloodcurdling” botany is irresistible to even the most seasoned gardeners and nature lovers. Visit:


October 19-20, 2018

“The Changing Nature of Gardening”
30th Annual Southern Garden Symposium and Workshops
St. Francisville, LA

Featured speakers include celebrated authors Andrea Wulf, Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy. More information


April 26-28, 2019

Southern Garden History Society Annual Meeting
Birmingham, AL

More information.